THE DYNASTS ACT v
(All) Had done,
Had done, For us at Trafalgar!
" Pull hard, and make the Nothe, or down we go!"
one says, says he. We pulled ; and bedtime brought the storm ; but snug
at home slept we. Yet all the while our gallants after fighting through
Were beating up and down the dark, sou'-west of Cadiz Bay.
The dark, The dark, Sou'-west of Cadiz Bay!
The victors and the vanquished then the storm it
tossed and tore, As hard they strove, those worn-out men, upon that
surly shore ; Dead Nelson and his half-dead crew, his foes from
near and far,
Were rolled together on the deep that night at Trafalgar!
The deep, The deep, That night at Trafalgdr!
The Cloud-curtain draws.
CHORUS OF THE YEARS (aerial music)
Meanwhile the month moves on to counter-deeds
Vast as the vainest needs > And fiercely the predestined plot proceeds.